Diverse Dealmakers’ Network

The Diverse DealMakers’ Network connects racially and ethnically diverse M&A professionals, including private equity investors, strategic buyers, PE-backed executives and company founders, investment bankers, lenders, accountants, attorneys and other transaction advisors, in a peer to peer environment to:

  • Exchange opportunities to work together on deals,
  • Compare notes about our industry and deal opportunities,
  • Build new business relationships or strengthen existing ones at social and content events and,
  • Access in-person and virtual panels, special speakers, roundtables, and other content-rich events related to diversity and inclusion issues, career development, and other pertinent topics
  • Enjoy being part of a growing community of peers.

 sponsored by:

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Stradley Ronon

UPCOMING EVENTS

Capital Raising Roundtable: A Joint Networking Event with EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network 

Join the ACG Diverse Dealmakers’ Network and EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN) for a capital raising roundtable discussion and an evening of food, drinks, and networking with minority business owners / entrepreneurs.  This joint event will be attended by members of the ACG Diverse Dealmakers' Network and minority business owners in EY’s EAN, an executive program to elevate Black and Latino owned companies through access to resources, mentoring, and networks.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 5:00pm EST

Location: Quorum at Science Center, 3675 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Roundtable Speakers:

  • Ed Chan, Partner at 1315 Capital 
  • Jonathan Chou, Partner at Eureka Equity Partners
  • Ian Lawrence, Vice President at The Enterprise Center/Innovate Capital Growth Fund
  • Satya Ponnuru, Partner at NewSpring Capital
  • Derek Russell, Associate at Spring Capital 
  • James Sanders, SVP at Univest Bank 

Agenda:

  • 5:00-5:30pm: Registration and Networking*
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Roundtable Discussion on Capital Raising
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Extended Networking*

* Drinks and food provided

This event is open to members and non-members who identify as racially or ethnically diverse and who source, transact, advise on and close M&A deals.  Registration is required. 

Join the Diverse Dealmakers' Network on LinkedIn

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Diverse DealMakers' Committee

  • Jonathan Chou, Partner, Eureka Equity Partners, DEI Steering Liaison
  • Brandon Campbell Jr, Managing Director, PwC
  • Joan De La Paz Hellmer, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, KPI Integrated Solutions
  • Sean Tamba Matthew, Stevens & Lee/SES ESOP Strategies
  • Tuan Nguyen, Managing Director, Rockefeller Family Office
  • James Sanders, Senior Vice President, Univest Bank
  • Tammy Williams, President & CEO, Envision2BeWell
  • Chris Vining, Associate, LBC Credit Partners

 

    WHO WILL YOU MEET?

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    The Diverse DealMakers Network is open to both members and non-members who are racially and ethnically diverse participants who source, transact, advise on and close M&A deals in the Greater Philadelphia region. Click here to view a list of some of our members.

    Become a member of the ACG community and save, while gaining access to dozens of local ACG programs, conferences, curated meet-ups, and industry focused events as well as access to member-only events like the Private Equity Wine Tasting, New Year of New Deals Celebration and our annual golf outing.  Membership affords you access and discounts to the national network of 57 chapters.

    JOIN TODAY!

     

    ABOUT THE DEI INITIATIVE:

    ACG Philadelphia launched a DEI Initiative in 2020 – led by members of our organization - to formulate a mission, objectives and goals for our community relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.

    OUR MISSION:

    ACG will be a community where racially and ethnically diverse dealmakers and M&A professionals have equitable access to grow their networks, source deals and build successful careers.

     

    PAST EVENTS INCLUDE:

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    Diverse Dealmakers at Cradles to Crayons
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    Diverse Dealmakers at C2C
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    DEI at Cradles to Crayons
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    Diverse Dealmakers at C2C
       
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    DEI Dinner 11/2
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    DEI Dinner
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    DEI Dinner
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    DEI DINNER
       

     

     

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee:

    Leo Helmers, Co-Founder, Mereo Capital Partners (co-chair)
    Steven Higgins, Managing Director, Delancey Street Partners, LLC (co-chair)
    Jonathan Chou, Partner, Eureka Equity Partners
    Kristy DelMuto, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, LLR Partners
    Deborah Hong, Partner, Stradley Ronon
    Satya Ponnuru, Partner, NewSpring Capital